Immigration Blog

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We Need Better Vetting, Better Screening, and Better Laws

In a report issued earlier today, the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) revealed that 73 percent of those who were convicted in federal courts of international terrorism-related charges between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016, some 402 individuals, were foreign-born. Of that number, 254 were aliens and 148 had naturalized.

Finding Solutions for the Troubling Legal Foundation of the TPS Program

The Trump administration has made a series of confusing, slightly out-of-sync decisions regarding the extension, or end, of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the various foreign nationals who now enjoy the benefits of that program. Many of them have been in the United States for years and years and years, making a laughing stock of the word "temporary".

Ninth Circuit Order Stands on Habitual Drunkards

The Supreme Court last week denied certiorari in Ledezma-Cosino v. Sessions, allowing to stand an en banc order from the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finding that an alien could be denied cancellation of removal under section 240A(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as a "habitual drunkard".
Topics: Criminal Aliens

The Danger of President Trump's Outbursts on Immigration

In my work at the Center for Immigration Studies, I have tried to make the case that there are reasonable and respectable reasons to limit immigration. That is why I have frequently found President Trump's comments on the subject to be not just repugnant but destructive.

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